We found 124 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. Patients gave Dr. Kolender an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolender include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Kolender is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. Cukrowski's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cukrowski honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cukrowski's residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 324
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gladstone an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gladstone include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Genesys Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Gladstone attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty Road; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary works as a family medicine physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Clary average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Clary's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clary is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6330 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 110
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Tulin-Silver's areas of clinical interest consist of drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Tulin-Silver is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Adeed Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Yousif has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gastroscopy, and stomach problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yousif speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Drelichman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman honors. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Travel Medicine, X-Rays

Dr. Emily Beth Levin, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
29355 Northwestern Highway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Emily Levin's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Levin's clinical interests include facial problems, TCA peel, and rosacea. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals and Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Levin attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Musib Shafik Gappy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
27970 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 1
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Musib Gappy is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gappy's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram, Endocrine Diseases, X-Rays

Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Rubinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubinstein's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rubinstein studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Kunar Malviya, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4610 Cimarron Drive
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 

Dr. Vinay Malviya's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Malviya attended medical school at Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Malviya accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malviya (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Malviya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and Garden City Hospital.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Roberto Mauro Gamarra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11900 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 307
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Roberto Gamarra is a gastroenterologist in South Lyon, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gamarra include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gamarra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gamarra is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Alan Frederick Cutler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Alan Cutler works as an adult gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Warren, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), holistic medicine, and peptic ulcer. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Cutler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
6900 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 211
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Sircus's areas of clinical interest consist of erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Sircus is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sircus honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Yahya F Murad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7071 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 220
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Yahya Murad practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Murad honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He is conversant in Arabic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Richard Maurice Brown, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
27774 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Richard Brown practices family medicine. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and electrocardiogram (EKG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.

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